"Gypsies are justly famed for their psychic powers and the ability to curse or bring good luck to those that cross their path." A sparkling compilation of secrets passed down from one generation to the next, Gypsy Magic offers readers simple techniques for harnessing "zee energy" to bring about good luck, health, wealth, happiness, and love. Author Patrinella Cooper draws upon her Romany heritage and tells readers "how the Gypsy tradition helped me to develop my own power, which in turn enables me to help other people, through magic and fortune-telling." Perfect for anyone interested in the interplay between nature and divination, this introduction to the gypsy traditions shows how to unlock the power of palmistry, tarot, dreams, tea leaves, and, of course, crystal balls. In addition to sharing time-tested natural remedies and healing herbs, Cooper shares her traveler's insight into reading nature's signs and omens, from stars and seasons to birds and plants. Gypsy Magic also reveals how to attract good luck with charms, protect against curses, harness the power of the planets, and weave simple spells.
Patrinella Cooper was born in a bender tent near Manchester and spent her infancy in a horse-drawn wagon. She eloped at the age of 17, eventually traveling with her husband to Australia, where they made a living by fortune-telling, hawking, opal mining, gold fossicking, and working the fairs. When they returned to England, they settled in the east of Britain, where they live to this day. Patrinella has a life-long interest in the magical subject described in this book and was fortunate enough to be born into a traditional family who could satisfy her curiosity with their wisdom.